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had. that sort of reinforced what we knew all along, that he was obsessed with attacking targets in the united states and killing large numbers of americans. however, there is apparently, according to some intelligence and military officials, there's no indication that he was actually hands on and saying, okay, this is the target, this is the date, this is the kind of explosive to use, that kind of thing. but it was more directional in terms of, you shouldn't be concentrating on this group of people. you should be concentrating on this. and in the meantime, make sure you're killing americans and not muslims, things like that. >> mik, we've talked about the specific amount of intel that came from the compound itself and now we're learning that the s.e.a.l.s had to make choices. >> they had a clock running. you know, they had a set amount of time to get in and get out with or without bin laden.
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and so they ran right up against the ends of it and then had to leave. but we are told that there was so much of this intelligence in what was described to us as osama bin laden's office that the navy s.e.a.l.s had to leave some of it behind. we're told that what they had to leave behind were -- are detailed logs of what should contain step by step operations or activities of both osama bin laden and perhaps some of his operatives. that material is in the hands of the pakistani intelligence and so farther not shared that with )jt to officials. >> mik, thank you. appreciate it. >> thanks, thomas. since the death of bin laden, law enforcement has been on the lookout for anything suspicious. last night two men were arrested in new york city in connection with what police are calling a weapons and threat investigation. pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent and joins us now. break this down for us. this was not an eminent threat
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but explain what these gentlemen were doing and why they were arrested. >> be clear, this was a case under investigation before the killing of bin laden. so this is not one of those things that they've been warning us about of people who might suddenly decide to undertake a terror attack because of bin laden's killing as some kind of revenge. this is one of these informant sting cases, somewhat controversial. but this was a new york city police department case and an informant reported that he heard two men talking about wanting to attack a synagogue. they were approached by undercover people and eventually bought guns and hand grenade from the undercover and ultimately the police decided to arrest them overnight. we're told or at least jonathan has told that they are both american citizens of north african dissent and they will be in court later today charged under state law with terrorism
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under new york state law. at 2:30 there will be a news conference by play yor bloomberg. but stepping back from this a little bit, we've seen these cases over the last couple of years. these cases where people have these aspirations to carry out an attack. they are told by an informant and then police see how farther willing to go and this has been a techniques that been used increasingly in the last, i would say, five toç six years. >> pete williams, thank you. great to see you. >> you bet. >> the ranking member of the house of the armed services committee and a former member of the house select committee on intelligence. sir, it's nice to have you with us. there is truly a heightened sense of awareness for any possible threat. i think we're all feeling it throughout the country but especially in cities in new york. really much more so you on any
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type of incident. so in your estimation, how long do you think this level of anxiety is going to last and do you see a strong effort at the federal level to prevent any and all future attacks that may come out of the intelligence that we got from the bin laden compound? >> absolutely. i hope people keep in mind that certainly there has been a threat there. al qaeda, as we have learned repeatedly, is trying to hit american targets. killing bin laden did not really change that. i think it does give us an enormous leg up, both because we've taken out the top person. i don't think we could overstate the degree to which that disrupts al qaeda's ability to plan. i think we're unquestionably safer now that bin laden is dead and that we have that information though certainly al qaeda is still a threat and one that our intelligence and military services are working very hard to stop. >> you're one of the members getting the opportunity to view the photos of a deceased osama bin laden but you've decided not
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to look at these pictures and i understand the president's decision not to release the photos. that's long standing. why did you decide not to take a look when you had the opportunity? >> i think first of all that we focused way too much attention on these photographs. bin laden is dead. there's no question about it. al qaeda has confirmed it. his own family has confirmed it. we have branch officials that have seen not just photographs but dna, picture analysis, on and on. photographs to know that bin laden is dead and i really want the conversation to move on to some of the things that you started off talking about, about the important steps that we need to take now to continue to ensure our security and to continue to make sure that we strop the threat from al qaeda. i agree with the president's decision not to release the photos. >> let's talk more about that. diminishing the terror threat is part of what the military mission is in afghanistan. you're working and closely connected with what is going on
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with our troops. in your opinion, how many troops can we realistically pull out of this country this summer and not fall apart. take our eye off the prize? >> i wouldn't put a precise number on it. they are studying that number right now. we are in a position to draw down in afghanistan. look, it's a delicate balancing act. on the one hand, i supported the president's decision to surge into afghanistan, the president the's decision to put more focus there. not just with troops but the government has to stand. we can't have a situation with the taliban able to come back into power but the balance is, we also can't have a permanent presence in afghanistan because that will also fuel the insurgency. i think the president has calculated that balance well. he went in there, made sure that we shored up our effort and now we begin to begin the process. we need an afghan government that can stand on its own. >>s you a point out, a balancing act for a long time to come.
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congressman smith, thank you for joining us. appreciate the time. >> thank you. president obama is having dozens of political opponents. both sides can find some common ground in the middle. the president and top ranking democrats left yesterday's meeting say that they were on the same page but may not be smiling faces at the end of today's discussion. mike is live atç the white hou with us this morning. this meeting could be a strong starting point or it could make the rhetoric given a turn for the worse. >> yeah, i think we're still in the shouting stage, tom, when you consider the fact that the deadline has floated towards the beginning of august, august 2nd, that's when the treasury secretary says that the united states will not be able to pay its debt, fulfill its obligations. that's a drop dead deadline for congress that coincides at the
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beginning of their break. we know congress doesn't do anything unless they are seriously under deadline pressure. the president yesterday having a full democratic caucus, the gop conference they don't like to call themselves a caucus. they consider that a democrat word. but democrats emerged from that meeting saying that the president told them not to draw any lines in the sand, not to make any deck cla rags about what is on the table or off the table as these negotiations continue between vice president joe biden leading members of republicans and damage krats in both the house and senate side and they will have their third meeting of that special commission today at 2:30 across the street here. so far, we understand everybody is getting along but the talks are not getting anywhere. what the president is doing, by telling democrats not to draw a line in the sand, he's simply drawing a contrast between what he wants to do and what he is trying to portray to republicans, their inflection built by their estimation on not raising taxes. we heard john boehner say that any sort of tax hike is out of
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the question. meanwhile, business groups have written to all leaders of congress expressing some concern now about the fact that the debt ceiling seems to be held hostage to legislation to bring down the national debt that is being insisted on by many conservatives in congress, notwithstanding all of this, boehner is saying this hour that the response to his insis stance on no tax hikesç has been hysteria and must have struck a nerve. thomas? >> the sky is blue, right? >> the sky is quite blue. >> so we can start there as a good point and see where they can go from that. >> sky blue. >> thank you. >> now for another edition of sound off where we take a look at how communities around the country are affected by the headlines and today we're talking about the president's meeting with senate leaders to discuss the latest legislative agenda including efforts to keep the country fiscally moving forward. so is it really a time to let by gones be by gones? joining me is melissa harris
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perry. i was laughing about the fact that the sky is blue and maybe that could be a starting off point do you think there can come a concession to move forward and unify politically? >> and the senate is different than the house. remember in the house, everybody is running for re-election every two years. and only a third of folks are running for re-election. the other two-thirds can rather be really thinking about long term strategy.
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and there are possibilities at this point. >> meanwhile, the president has to keep in mind he's up for re-election. so the president is meeting with state democrats yesterday. today, as we've been saying, it's the senate republican caucus turn. is there a feeling of goodwill in the air? events that we've seen?d of - especially coming off the heels of the war on terror victory, the death of osama bin laden? certain people have not had a face-to-face audience. >> as americans i think they are decided about the osama bin laden killing and what that means for our position on the war of terror. this does not create goodwill. you've got to figure people in the white house are probably printing up t-shirts that say 60. 60% approval ratings for the president. that means that as he walks in, not only to senate negotiations
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but as he sort of is looking to rally the rest of the democratic party, suddenly they are not running from the president anymore. they are going to want to come get some shielding under that 60% approval rating right now. it makes him incredibly strong. and his strength is, of course, distressing for the out party who has to gig out how to hold and of course want to expand their region both the house and the senate. >> we'll know how these talks go. great to see you. thanks. fema is asking thousands of people to pay the government back. that's right. pay the government back for money given after natural disasters. one senator, though, is fighting back. we talk to him straight ahead. stay with me.
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a fiasco that the u.s.
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claims was erroneously given to disaster victims is being talked about on capitol hill. due to flooding and natural disasters, money from the government but by mistake. now fema wants it back, all $22 million worth. one lawmaker launches a bill to protect but democratic senator is the sir, it's nice to have you with us. as we tell our audience about this, it's an interesting argument. here is fema's side. their argument is that citizens who received aid in error, as they claim, needed to be living in areas covered by national flood insurance and fema disstrib butted that aid any way. doesn't that responsibility fall on fema to know whether they were covered before giving aid? do they have a leg to stand on? >> i agree with you. this is competence 101 to me.
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fema should know -- and i do cnnw they do know, they know every zip code and county that has not passed the flood insurance ordinance that they should and those that have. fema knows and they have this information. when they come to an area that has not passed this ordinance and is not eligible for flood insurance, they should not offer it to anybody. that's just competence 101. nonetheless, in our state and other states, they have come in and offered this aid, $27,000 in some cases and the people take it, they do everything that they are supposed to do with t. put it back in their homes or whatever and then get a letter saying, we made a mistake. you owe this back. that's unfair. >> the figure $22 million how far back are they saying that it goes? maybe people who received
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trailer or what not? >> it does. actually, there was a lawsuit after katrina and rita that actually stopped fema from trying to recruit this money from victims of the hurricanes. there is 165,000 total people involved here. they've only done of the first 5,000. you're going to see a lot more of this over the next several months. the truth is, what my bill would do is help people in these flood zones where they have not passed the flood ordinance and it's a very, very small fraction of people. if there is fraud and misrepresentation or some false claim, that's a different deal. fema should go after that money and try to recover that money. in these cases, there is none of that. this is all on fema's side of the equation. >> >> i think where we all need
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to tightenç our belt as a country, we are seeing a blatant example of waste pouring out of d.c. and senator joe lieberman is saying that it needs work. why do you think the bill is being delayed and do you think that it really has a fighting chance to make it through? >> i think equity and fairness is on our side. fema has not done this deliberately but they have been releasing statistics that don't really answer the questions that senators are looking for. there is confusion about how much discretion fema has right now. my bill would give fema quite a bit of discretion. i think it's critically important to understand that if fema pays out money to people if there's misrepresentation because they have insurance and they can't double dip, we should get that money back.
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in cases where mistake is completely on fema's part, what you're going to do if you don't get some discretion on this, you're going to ruin these people. we have one company in arkansas, in their 70s, they have nothing. fema is asking them to pay back $27,000. they can't do it. >> sir, we appreciate your time. thank you so much. >> thank you. talking about the record profits while americans are paying $4 a gallon for gas. how is that fair?
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right know, the chief executives of the world's five largest oil companies are on the hill testifying before the finance committee in a bid for $4 million a year in tax breaks. the request from the big five
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comes as their companies are pulling in their record profits. we're talking over $35 billion so far this year alone. senate democrats are rallying against that plea. >> now, businesses should of course make a profit. that's the american way. it's what drives our economy. but do these very profitable companies actually need these taxpayer subsidies? energy incentives should help us build the energy future that we want to see, not all company profits. >> eamon javers is joining me from capitol hill. with gas prices at $4 a gallon across the country and memorial day is right around the corner, senate oppositions have been very vocal. what are you seeing? >> reporter:ç it's been gettin feisty. we have republican senator or ran hatch bring in a giant picture of a dog and pony and
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then we have chuck schumer, a democrat of new york, going after conoco phillips ceo calling them unamerican. schumer demanded an owe polling for that. he said, are you calling us unamerican? we've had pretty angry and testy exchanges back and forth. >> so the pictures may hold up after this? >> that's right. we're expecting to see a little bit more this afternoon as these guys are still teafg right now. we have dogs, ponies and unicorns. we're getting the whole animal kingdom up here. >> eamon, thank you. coming up, senator ron widen will step out from questioning of the oil exhibits to talk to us. he's calling for an end to the tax breaks in ten minutes from right now. stay with us for that. they might call it inspiring. to a doctor, it's groundbreaking.
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good morning. i'm thomas roberts. emergency officials are prepping
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for more evacuations along the mississippi delta where the rain-swollen big muddy is rising to frightening levels. officials expect to relocate 2 to 5,000 people in the next coming days. now, the water line hit 58 feet earlier this week and is expected to rise to 64 feet on may the 21st. and the ongoing river line wash outs ranked among the worst that had been seen in recent history. within hours of moammar gadhafi's first public appearance in 11 days, his forces suffered heavy set backs and the nation's capital was bombed. yesterday state tv captured him meeting with leaders, the first video of him since the air strikes two weeks ago which claimed the life of his son. in tripoli explosions rocked the neighborhood where his compound is located. a defense secretary roberts
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gate spoke in front of more than 1,000 marines. one questioned what the government knows about the rebels in libya. >> we don't know who they are and i think this is one of the reasons why there has been a reluctance on our part to provide any kind of lethal existence to the opposition. >> gates feels responsible for every service member that he sends into combat. right now they are behind closed door as the the white house with hopes that this discussion is part of the foundation that will lead to the deal on the debt ceiling andç spending cuts to come over the summer. let's bring in capitol hill correspondent, luke russert. republicans have drawn a line in the sand. a compromise, a dirty word for supporters on the hill and what do you think they will walk out of this meeting with? is it going to be a lot of posturing until we get to the
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beginning of august? >> there certainly will be a lot of posturing. really what we're expecting to hear is where democrats stand in terms of this issue. they are going to be willing to make cuts but more likely in the billions, not the trillions that republicans would like. yesterday when president obama met with democrats, he reiterated and said, do not draw a line in the sand for our position. hold your ground. let's see what we can do right off the bat. what does he mean by that? there's a fiscal debt working commission being headed by joe biden that meets today at 3:30 p.m. both parties have been appointed for this issue. that group is in charge of really trying to figure out a framework on where the earlier areas there can be an agreement on this debt issue and what can be the deal going forward. but they are a long way apart. speaker john boehner wants $2 million in cuts. he said, quote, we struck a
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nerve. the response from the white house, democrats have been pan nished in hysteria. he goes on to stay while this may be hard for the crowd to accept, those days are over. we are determined to cut spending and change the way washington spent taxpayer dollars. republicans want these $2 trillion in spending cuts and there's a long way to go before we figure out a plausible way forward to lowering the nation's debt and also extending the nation's debt sealing. one last caveat, yesterday, big business, a lot of them u.s. chamber of commerce signed a letter with democratic member peter welch saying that they want it done in aç timely mann. >> thanks, luke. >> you bet. >> newt gingrich's announcement is followed by the distance of himself and health care plan from massachusetts to the president's law and win over
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conservatives chris, it's good to see you. >> tom, it's good to be back. >> mitt romney gave a review where he writes, if i'm elected president, i will issue an executive order paving the way for orders for obama care for all 50 states and call on congress to fully repeal obama care. two questions, can he ever really get away from this issue and why doesn't he just do what most politicians do? say i made a mistake in my home state. this isn't something that i could do federally and then move away from it? >> that's been the question since 2008 when romney got hit with this question. and romney is in a tough spot. it was the biggest achievement of the governor ship and he's very proud of it and won't step away from it. what is he going to try to do today is say it worked in massachusetts. i wouldn't have subscribed that
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for the whole country and then tried to move forward and say, this is what i would do for obama care. there's a big question whether that will work or not. this is a guy who many conservatives are saying, you endorse the individual mandate which says that everybody has to buy insurance in massachusetts. that's what the national health care reform law says and that we have a big problem with. so he's going to show us some power points, how he would do it differently if he came in as president without apologizing for what he did in massachusetts. >> it's going to be a tricky track record to step around. newt gingrich is officially in thisáhp &hc% we'll talk after this. >> fair or -- >> if he was on an equal playing field, he would lose. >> but you say on his record. >> well, on his record, on his values, his beliefs. >> so it's true, chris, the number being bantered about for the president to raise close to $1 billion a. lot of money for a
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campaign. isn't that kind of a weak argument? doesn't every incumbent president have the advantage? because they already got the job. they've got a financial base and they have media exposure almost daily. >> i want to say daily. probably hourly. >> absolutely, thomas. that he is always the power of the incouple ben see. you have air force one and you can fly around and do like what the president did earlier this week. he went to texas and spoke about immigration. we were all talking about it that day. and then he went and did two fund-raisers and almost raised $2 million. that's what you get to do when you're the president. george bush did it and bill clinton did it. gingrich has made himself a challenger and he will have to run on the challenging platform
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chris, thanks. >> my pleasure. >> students are being traded and taken to the hospital after a canister of pepper spray went off. this in is brighton mass after a canister of pepper spray was released inside the boston community leadership academy. the school was evacuated and students were brought to the hospital suffering from respiratory issues. the students were gagging and coughing. unknown how many other people were affected other than these 20 kids taken to the hospital. we'llç follow that with much me right after this.
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pakistani officials say drone fired missiles hit a vehicle killing at least five alleged militants. that's the third such drone attack since the death of sew saum ma bin laden. meanwhile, officials are combing through the mountains of data and materials seized from the compound. more from peter alexander who was in islamabad, pakistan. >> reporter: included in that during last week's raid, osama bin laden's private journals. his writings show that he was clearly focused on attacking the u.s. and causing mass casualties and ways to secretly insert al qaeda operatives in the united states. >> he was still organizing attacks and coming with ideas with terrorist attacks. he was still very much in charge of al qaeda. >> reporter: nbc has learned
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that the only way to get the attention of the u.s. government is by killing large numbers of americans. most of the material was found in what appeared to be bin laden's office where they also seized computers, hard drives, and personal correspondence between bin laden and senior al qaeda leaders. bin laden would often discuss the places that he would like the attacks, the best time, and the members he thought would be right for particular jobs. in his 2009 memoir, his fourth son omar says his father recorded many of his thoughts and plans when the family lived in sudan in the 1990s. the younger bin laden this week lashed out at president obama of assassinating an unarmed man instead of arresting him and trying him in court. he's been estranged from his father since before 9/11 spoke to matt in 2008. >> i think everybody would say,
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i am now the head of al qaeda and you will find -- >> in fact, this week, an al qaeda affiliate vowed to continue attacks against the u.s. and other enemies. >> the statement threatened that one day america will yes or no for the days of bin laden. in other words, what is coming is even worse what we've had heretofore. >> reporter: the navy s.e.a.l.s found so much material in the compound they couldn't take it all with them,ç including deta logs of the movement and activities. the kind of critical detailed information that could help identify other al qaeda operatives, their locations, and possible plots. u.s. officials say those logs and other intelligence were gathered up by pakistani intelligence. the u.s. has asked but so far the pakistanis have not yet agreed to share it. >> and that was peter alexander reporting for us. we have a potential break
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through to announce in the strug dell to prevent the transmission of hiv. in a new study, they found a new combination of drugs which drastically reduced transmission in the virus. robert bazell is here with nbc news and joins us n. we're just ahead of the 30-year anniversary, as you were pointing up, on june the 5th. >> that was the discovery of this unusual disease and it's come a long way and now there are drugs that we have known since the late '90s are used to treat hiv, the virus that causes aids. the study shows that people who are treated heavily with the same drugs that are used to treat hiv are much less likely to infect their sex partners. it was a study of more than 1700 couples around the world financed by the u.s. national institute of health. >> so it's a really large study but they had such good results early on, they cut this clinical trial early. >> that's right. they started in 2005 and it was
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supposed to go on for ten years but the results were so good that they stopped it five years early. what they found -- and these are mostly heterosexual couples, where one person is infected and the other is not. they started the treatment right away, not when their immune system starts to decay. so in those people where they had early and constant treatment, there was only one case of transmission and the other half there was 27 cases of transmission when people got the drugs when they needed it as go downhill. >> what does this revelation mean to the general public? how soon could people be seeing this and getting the medication? >> already it's been used where there's one infected pirn to try to cut down the risk of infection. it makes a lot of sense because these drugs are known to reduce the amount of virus in the body so therefore it would stop the transmission and it's very logical. but this is the first rigorous study to prove it. this was mostly -- in fact, all
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heterosexual couples. what it means for gay couples is not at all clear and also done mostly in african and asian countries where there is a shortage of drugs for the people. there is still this big question of access to the drugs. if there's not enough to give it for treatment, how can you give even more for prevention, even though you would prevent a lot of infections. >> weech reached so many strides. when do you think we will be sitting here with a cure? >> i have been sitting here for my entire career talking about this disease and it's been a horrible, vicious enemy. there's great progress for the people with who can afford it and have access to it, there's a treatment. but there has never been a single person cured and from those first six cases, the reported 30 years ago, there are now 75 million people in the world who have been infected with this virus. >> it's amazing to think that we're coming up on the 30-year anniversary. in the aids walk new york.
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>> good for you. >> it's great when we have news like this that we can pass on and it will be interesting to see how it develops with everybody getting access and more information to come as we learn more from this. bob, always great to see you. it's a busy day. a lot happening here. here's what we're watching in the live feed news throughout the day. first up, president obama goes from his closed door meeting with the republican senators to the rose garden. he's going to honor the national association of police organizatioés, top cops award. winners from 2011. presidential hopeful mitt romney is going to unveil his plan. he signed an overhaul into law as governor of massachusetts. no worries, he's going to have a power point presentation to make his argument more clear. finally, at 2:30 p.m., mayor mike bloomberg and his police commissioner will talk about the men arrested in a suspected terror plot last night in new york city. if you don't have an iphone,
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welcome back. we head to capitol hill where executives of the world's five largest oil companies are getting grilled right now by the senate finance committee. the big five are asking for multibillion-dollar tax breaks. senate dems are calling for an end to those taxpayer subsidies, a move that some republicans are equating to political theater. and democratic senator chuck schumer from new york said the american people would have a
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better time believing a unicorn just flew into the room than big oil companies needing tax breaks. i'm joined now by senator wyden, who is in that room. senator ron widen. sir, good to have you. i know you broke away to come and join us. so we appreciate your time. and we want to make it very valuable to all of our viewers watching. so what do you make of this request from the big five for these tax breaks, especially when they're in there looking you in the eye and telling you they have record profits, but they still need these tax breaks. >> your viewers ought to know, this constitutes a dramatic about-face in terms of their position. for example, in 2005, after george bush said they didn't need tax breaks when oil was $55 a barrel, i got all the major oil companies to say they didn't need those tax incentives. today they have come to the united states' senate and said, gosh, we've got to have these tax incentives when oil is $100 a barrel. it just doesn't make any sense,
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because even adjusted for inflation, they're doing even better than they were in 2005 when they didn't say -- when they said they didn't need them. >> so how impactful, and i guess how inappropriate is oil speculation in the world right now? >> well, certainly oil speculation is a significant factor. i don't think it's everything, but as we saw, for example, just a few days ago, we saw oil prices moveç 8%. the speculators seemed to get cold foot. there were no changes in worldwide supply and demand. so i certainly think speculation is a factor. yesterday i, senator kantwell, collins, a number of senators said we want the commodities future trading commission to get off the dime and implement those position limits. >> when we talk about you and the rest that are against any subsidies for big oil, what's the number you're looking for? what are you trying to get back? >> i want to make sure that at a time when resources are scarce, that we really get value for
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these tax credits. i finally at the end of the hearing got one of the oil executives to say they don't need the billions and billions of dollars they get for the ethanol tax credit. at the beginning, it might have made some sense. it doesn't make any sense now. so there are billions of dollars here, and finally one of the executives said at the end of the hearing they could give up, and we could make a better use of on behalf of the american people. i know we pulled you out of those hearings to come talko us, so we're going to let you get back to work. but senator wyden, thanks for your time. >> thank you. time for the flip side, a look behind the headlines. and even with high gas prices, the economic recovery is showing some signs of strength. last month's jobs numbers were solid, and now congress is looking ahead to tackling the national debt. but what about the housing market which caused the great recession in the first place? research firm realtytrac reports that u.s. foreclosure filings are down but that's not good
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news. banks have a massive backlog due to legal trouble and the market is saturated with foreclosed properties. the processing delays are getting longer, and longer. in the first quarter of 2007, it took an average 151 days for homes to go from the first default notice to being reclaimed by the bank. this year, it took more than double that time. a nationwide average of 400 days for the same period. and in some states, it's even worse. foreclosures in new york and new jersey took an average 900 days to process. now at the current rate, it would take four years to get through the 3.7 million properties now considered seriously delinquent. that's going to do it for me today. thanks for joining me. i appreciate your time. i'll see you back here 11:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow, every weekday morning. but until then, you can follow me on twitter at underscore thomas roberts. richard lui is here for contessa. >> three years foreclosures, a long time. the new targets of identity
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i'm richard lui filling in for contessa brewer. the cache from osama bin laden's compound is revealing the diaries of a madman. >> this is a guy who is still very much in charge of al qaeda. >> home video seized from the come compound reveal an old mn watching himself on tv, but there was a warrior lurking within. >> he was planning terrorist attacks, coming up with ideas. >> u.s. officials say the writings show bin laden was
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intent on attacking the u.s. and creating mass casualties. because that was the only way to capture the u.s. government's attention. bin laden wrote about places he wanted attacked. the best times for those attacks to take place. he even chose which al qaeda members he thought would be best for which particular attack. the journals were found during the raid in what's believed to be bin laden's office. u.s. officials say the navy s.e.a.l.s found so much material in the compound, they couldn't take it all with them. it's not clear yet if bin laden made mention of family members, including his sons, who this week issued a statement condemning the u.s. for essentially executing their father without due process. >> we feel very strongly that the successful mission against a mass murderer of americans and people around the world was entirely justified. >> all right. let's bring in nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklashevski talking about him killing thousands of citizens.


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